Mavin CEO and music producer, Don Jazzy, has acknowledged that female artistes face more challenges than their male counterparts within the Nigerian music industry.
The 36-year-old beat-maker made his thoughts known during a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin, where he said that sex is usually demanded from many female singers by music producers and television personalities.
Speaking during a blend of Nigerian Pidgin and English, Don Jazzy said, “I have a record label, so I even have male and feminine artistes. within the past, maybe I had the chance to travel through a female artiste’s phone and skim conversations that the feminine artistes had had with a bunch of producers, TV people, people within the industry.. everybody just wants sex. It’s tiring. I feel pitying them.”
According to him, the system is flawed and wishes to be fixed.
Don Jazzy also added that he believes the society must raise the son better.
He said, “We got to fix the system generally . we’d like to coach the son better.”
As an alternate solution, Don Jazzy said that female artistes should publicly expose music producers and media personalities who demand sex in exchange for a deserved favour.
“If these young ladies start calling them out, that’s a start. If a producer says he wants to roll in the hay you, call him out!”
In the remainder of the interview, Don Jazzy answered questions on his first marriage to Michelle Jackson, whom he had divorced at the age of twenty-two .
He admitted that his views about marriage are always changing.
“Are we even alleged to get married?” he posed sarcastically.
Don Jazzy revealed that he feels no regret about his divorce and confirmed that his ex-wife had remarried and features a child.
He said he’s single and teased that folks are welcome to “shoot shots” – slang for ‘romantic proposals.’
When asked if he would ever venture into politics, the record label owner said he’s unable to lie like politicians, thus won’t have a successful political career.
However, he said he would do a solid job as President. “If I be president, i’m going benefit job,” Don Jazzy teased.